New Chief Constable for Devon and Cornwall

Will Kerr OBE has been confirmed as the new chief of Devon and Cornwall Police. The appointment was confirmed after a meeting of the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel on 16 September. Mr Kerr was the preferred candidate of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The recruitment process saw five candidates apply with two,… Read more »

MLL Telecom to showcase network services capabilities

MLL Telecom will be exhibiting for the first time at The Emergency Services Show to showcase its comprehensive managed network service capabilities for emergency services and public safety. These encompass full fibre network upgrades and deployments as well as managed secure WAN, SDWAN, UC, Wi-Fi, Cloud Infrastructure and Firewall Security solutions. MLL designs and manages reliable… Read more »

The Emergency Services Show returns this week

The wait is almost over!  The Emergency Services Show will feature a unique range of seminars, the latest and innovative products and solutions, CPD accredited content, and a host of networking opportunities. The doors will open on Wednesday 21 September at 0900 at the NEC in Birmingham. It is the UK’s leading annual showcase of the blue light… Read more »

Can we afford to ignore the animal issue?

The British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA) provides effective role specific solutions to organisations whose teams encounter animals in the course of their duties, but who else might benefit from exploring these unique workplace risks? Words: Jim Green, Director of Operations, BARTA We work with a range of response organisations, including fire and… Read more »

Protect our communities, our planet and our future

We need our world to be sustainable into the future. The work of the National Fire Chief Council’s (NFCC) Sustainability, Climate Change and Environment group is to ensure that the fire and rescue sector supports sustainable, safe communities.  Words: Ben Brook, Chief Fire Officer, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service Climate change is a leadership challenge… Read more »

The police need the right skills to tackle harm and crime in changing world

The world around policing is changing dramatically, such that our police institutions are no longer a match for the challenges they face. It is no exaggeration to say that globalisation and technology are currently transforming our economy and society as profoundly as the industrial revolution and urbanisation did in Sir Robert Peel’s time. Words: Dr… Read more »

From starting line to finishing line: delivering a safe and secure Commonwealth Games

The multi-venue Commonwealth Games was the largest event in which West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) has ever been involved. More than three years’ planning and collaboration with partners culminated in a packed programme of world-class sport, broadcast to a global audience from 28 July to 8 August. Words: Phil Loach, Chief Fire Officer, West Midlands… Read more »

Policing the Glastonbury Festival

Mark Nicholson oversees police operations for the Glastonbury Festival. I have never been, but I was intrigued. He agreed to tell me all about it and he should know, after all, he’s been to a great many of them over the last thirty years. Words: Catherine Levin, Editor, Emergency Services Times Mark Nicholson is an… Read more »

Essex Police selects Agilisys for Analytics for Everyone data project

Essex Police has partnered with Agilisys, the public sector digital transformation specialist, to deliver the latest phase of its Analytics for Everyone, enterprise-wide data project. The Essex Police Analytics for Everyone platform enables the force to deliver insights into the hands of officers and staff through a series of dashboards, providing the self-service information needed… Read more »